E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!

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Re: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!

Post by KennethA » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:57 am

Ry-Fi wrote:Indeed, Mackie manuals ARE great! They're very clear, concise and informative, with a friendly, casual tone (instead of sounding like the monotonous delivery of a very boring tech writer), and littered with excellent humour, from chuckle-worthy to howl-inducing. Easily some of the best manuals I've ever read.
For the record - the same goes for the old Emu Systems manuals if you ask me :-)

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Re: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!

Post by aredj » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:54 pm

You'll find a mighty 'yeehaw' on the desktop evolver PCB....

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Re: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!

Post by quique » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:21 am

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ha-ha! new member here. The tech that built my EIII really loved his mom...or maybe it was mother's day. :lol:

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Re: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!

Post by seamonkey » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:07 pm

Perhaps the tech was being a bit cryptic.....MOM is WOW spelled upsidedown! :lol:
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Re: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!

Post by JB » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:29 am

Steve Jones wrote:Wasn't there a picture of a banana slug on the boards of some Drumulators?
I think (from a vague memory) that the Banana Slug was drawn around the main CPU chip in a Sequential Studio 440.... or was it the 440 that had the magic mushrooms on the main PCB?... I can't remember, either way SCI/Sequential also had a good sense of psychdelic humour, even in their later days.

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Re: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!

Post by Userfriend » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:05 pm

SCI:s sense of humour was more confusing and deceptive than bizarre regarding their samplers:

Prophet 2000: give it the impression that it has a lot of buttons so that people press on the grey squares by mistake. Make a LED which shows rebuses. Let mapping be more of a chess game with the machine. Let people belive that the 1 meg upgrade gives the possibility to make longer samples.

Studio 440: 3 in 1 concept....THAT will confuse people!

Prophet 3000: release a superb sampler which could dominate the market, let Yamaha take over it and then dissapear from the market. Surpriiise!


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Re: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!

Post by pflosi » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:48 pm

that stuff is awesome!
balma wrote:sure these guys were hi-tech hippies smoking weed during their working hours ....
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Re: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!

Post by sonny1 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:29 am

KennethA wrote:
Ry-Fi wrote:Indeed, Mackie manuals ARE great! They're very clear, concise and informative, with a friendly, casual tone (instead of sounding like the monotonous delivery of a very boring tech writer), and littered with excellent humour, from chuckle-worthy to howl-inducing. Easily some of the best manuals I've ever read.
For the record - the same goes for the old Emu Systems manuals if you ask me :-)

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I agree. Easily one of the easiest friendliest manuals you'll ever pick up is a SP-1200 manual. It even has the guy's name that wrote the thing right on the fromt page. Craig Anderton...I think. I'll have to look again. It was written that way as well. Very coherent and logical. UNLIKE Korg or Yamaha that sounded as if a robot were barking orders to you IMO.

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